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Editorial Internship -Travel Magazine Writing and Editing

Start date: 01/01/2024(flexible)Duration: 13 Weeks
Unpaid Internship15 - 20 hrs/wk

15 days ago


Premier Travel Media is a leading publishing company serving the leisure travel industry. We specialize in producing high-quality, trending content covering both U.S. and foreign destinations which we disseminate through our superior print publications, cutting-edge websites, newsletters and social media channels. Our office is in the Chicago west suburban community of Willowbrook, about 45 minutes from downtown Chicago. We are seeking dedicated individuals who wish to use this opportunity to polish their writing skills and learn how to plan and craft content that takes into consideration all the elements needed for successful consumption. Those whom we accept and work toward this goal will emerge as more informed and talented writers, better prepared to enter the professional writing field.

What Will You Be Doing?

We offer our interns the opportunity to bolster their writing portfolio and receive guidance and training from experts in content creation for both print and online publication, while gaining experience working within a professional atmosphere. Interns research and write articles for print publications and websites. Interns also assist the editorial department in story research and photography acquisition. Interns communicate with clients in various capacities via phone and/or email.

Relevant Majors of Interest

Our typical interns are pursuing a track in Journalism, Public Relations or English, though we have had Marketing and Business successfully complete our internship program. Students with travel experience are encouraged to apply!

What Are The Benefits?

Interns receive hands-on work from day one and come away with both business experience and a portfolio of published writing samples. There is also the possibility to travel regionally during the end of the internship, and the potential for freelance opportunities upon successful completion of internship.

When and Where Does This Happen?

For three months during any period of the year, interns work two to three days a week for about seven hours at a time at our Willowbrook, Illinois office (about 45 minutes from downtown Chicago). Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. We offer a flexible schedule and relaxed, personable work environment. Remote internships are also available.

Number of positions available



• Understanding of our target market

• Proficient writing

• Online research

• Meet deadlines

• Social media skills and basic understanding of SEO tactics

• Attention to detail

• Interviewing experience a plus

For consideration, send resume with two to three writing samples. If clips are not available, send graded, non-fiction pieces of at least three pages in length.

About Premier Travel Media

At Premier Travel Media, we specialize in producing high-quality, trending content covering both U.S. and foreign travel destinations. Our portfolio of products includes over a dozen superior print publications and cutting-edge digital resources - from websites, newsletters and social media.
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Skills you'll need for this internship

    travel writing
    magazine writing
    seo copywriting


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What happens after you send in your application?

Premier Travel Media is actively interviewing now. Due to the volume of applications, Premier Travel Media has indicated that they will not follow up unless you are selected for an interview.

Premier Travel Media also indicates this role is likely to convert to full-time.

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Journalism18%

  • English Language And Literature15%

  • Communication12%

  • Speech Communication And Rhetoric4%

  • Writing4%

  • 294 other majors44%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • NBC Universal
  • Hearst
  • Conde Nast
  • Cnn
  • Nbc News


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